Tony Villani, the originator of XPE (Extreme Performance Enhancement), earned his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in South Carolina and attended graduate school at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he received a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and graduated in the top of his class. His thesis was published by The European Journal of Applied Physiology and dealt with the benefits of exhaustive interval training. During the time he was attending George Washington U, he interned with NHL’s Washington Capitals and was set to help the Washington Wizards prior the NBA lockout. From Washington, D.C. Tony moved to Orlando, Florida and a position as the Head Strength Coach of the Orlando Magic. From there, his accomplishments led him to Boca Raton, Florida to become the Director of Human Performance at Cris Carter’s FAST Program where he focused on sport specific speed, agility, and strength training. During the spring of 2003, Tony decided to utilize his experiences and education to create Extreme Performance Enhancement.
In only two years, Tony’s XPE’s professional client list has grown from four athletes to over fifty and he has trained literally hundreds of high school and college athletes and fitness enthusiasts using the same methods and techniques. He also developed and conducted sports camps for NFL stars such as Jamal Lewis and Wayne Gandy. To date, sports camps have been held in Atlanta, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Boca Raton. In total, over 1000 young scholastic athletes have had a chance to train with their professional role models. These camps also serve as a means to continue the XPE sponsorship program for under-privileged youth.
Tony’s professional references before creating XPE included such athletes as NFL Super Bowl Champion/All-Pro/Pro Bowl WR Jermaine Lewis, 2 times World Series Champion/ NLCS Playoff MVP Craig Counsell, World Series MVP/2 time All-Star and manager Bucky Dent, and tennis superstar Ivan Lendl. Overall, he has trained well over 200 professional athletes in sports including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and fitness. Tony Villani has appeared on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Films, and in USA today, NFL Insider, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Palm Beach Post, and The Sun News training professional athletes.